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>> this year's grand prix organizers are optimistic about next year. >> is there more revenue in the forecast? -- is there more rain in the forecast? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> dew points are in the low to mid 70's. gghohost of isaac of isa drifting around. we have scattered light rain showers left behind this morning. et and there is at lot of the standing water.
scattered thunderstorms will redevelop this afternoon. we could see locally heavy amounts of rain again. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to kim. >> good morning. the major roadways are checking out ok. in baltimore county, route 24 is shutdown in both directions for some debris. there's also some debris in harford county. in the city, a couple of things to talk about. most of the closures from the grand prix oregon. one that remains is on sharp street between pratt and conway street. monument street is closed near patterson park. that is for the road that buckled for the water main break.
this is the beltway north of security boulevard along the west side. things are moving pretty well. this is 95 at 100 in howard county. traffic is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> police have been busy overnight investigating a pair of shootings that sent four people to the hospital. at pratt street, the identities of the people are not known. the second shooting happened just after 9:00 p.m. last night. one of the victims was found on reet.strone st >> a mother is dead following a weekend shooting.
police are calling her death senseless. kim dacey is live in the studio with more on that. >> 22-year-old larelle amos was engaged to be married, has a 1- year-old son, and worked with suntrust bank. police say she was not the intended target of that shooting that killed her. she was leaving a family party around 2:00 sunday morning. she was in the front yard of a home in the 5800 block of the alameda when shots rang out. one struck her in the chest. according to witnesses, the shots came from down the street in the 5700 block of he alameda. police are calling this a senseless death. they and larelle's family are asking for the public's help to track down whoever did this. >> unacceptable. we're not going to rest until this is completed and we have whoever it is or the bodies that's involved. i want them to come forward. if somebody heard something or knew something, speak up.
that is the right thing to do. >> if you have any information, you can contact metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police need some help in identifying a driver they said a female. this was north of the hickory bypass and just before 8:00 p.m. the victim was waving her arms when the driver swerved to avoid her. the victim was taken to shock trauma. anyone with information should contact the maryland state police. >> some residents got quite a scare after a suspicious chemical smell forced them to
evacuate their homes. firefighters found some unidentified chemicals in the basement of a home. officials are still trying to determine what those chemicals were. no one was hurt by two nearby homes were evacuated. >> rescue crews will resume their search, looking for a missing boater. a man had been on board a sailing vessel about two miles from shore. the boat tipped, ending them both into the water. one was rescued but the other to not make it back to the boat. he remains missing. police are searching for the man who tried to rob a speedy mart.
the victim was shot twice after being slow to hand over the cash. he has been treated and released from shock trauma. the gunman is an african- american male. anyone with information on the case should call the baltimore county police department. >> little evidence that the streets of downtown baltimore played host to a major grand prix events. attendance was down over 30%, the new organizer says this year's race was more efficient and better managed. >> this was one of the biggest events in downtown baltimore throughout the year. that was our goal.
proven we can do this in a businesslike fashion and something baltimore can be proud of. >> organizers are hoping they will land more tickets in the third year when they have more time to prepare. >> 6:07. hollywood is stunned by the loss of actor michael clark duncan. >> not even the tooth fairy is mmune. >> good morning. we're with the baltimore rowing club and we are getting excited for their festival this weekend. >> we have a couple of spots
thewith the chairman of waterfront partnership. you have the healthy harbor initiative. you guys are helping to promote the water. >> good morning. it is great to be here. i'm exposed to the water in at least two ways. we stare at it every day. i'm part of the baltimore waterfront partnership, which is leading a great partnership to make it swimmable. >> that is a big goal. >> we have to recognize that it is doable. step one is to make everybody aware of the tremendous resources that we have and what we need to do to make it better. we have these great kids that are involved in the water every day with their rolwing
activities. number number 1 role is to support these kids. >> they are out on the water every day. we're asking people to come out to the afestival and support this event. >> we're expecting 3000 people. that will be a good advance cheerleading squad out what needs to be done. we're working with the city and scientists and a variety of businesses, all of whom have contributed resources to develop a plan of what to do over the next a bank or nine years -- over the next eight or nine years. this is a reliable, clean water resources. >> thank you.
it starts at 11:00 a.m. at the middle branch waterfront park. it is being put on by the baltimore rowing club. all the proceeds go back to the students who are on the water in the rowing nclub club. a lot needs to be done. >> it is a lofty goal. who of the kids behind you? >> these are young rowers. >> that is pretty cool. thank you ava. it is a beautiful resource. we had some heavy thunderstorms last night. most of them have moved into pennsylvania. we have a little bit of fog and
drizzle. we don't expect any big downpours to start the day. it could redevelop this afternoon. most of the rain is up in pennsylvania and off the new jersey shore. this is the flow in the atmosphere. maybe during the morning hours, things will taper off a little bit. the atmosphere is setup to create more thunderstorms. it could drop an inch of rain. 75 at the airport. there is a tropical feel as far as the atmosphere this morning. this is tropical storm of lesley with 65-mile for our wins. it will become a hurricane. some of the computer models taking a close to the coast of
the united states. we'll have to keep an eye on lesley. some light rain showers this morning. scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. high temperature around 84 degrees. 50% chance for thunderstorms tomorrow. high temperature of 86 on wednesday. i'm hoping for a little bit of a brake on thursday and friday. another chance for rain on saturday night and into sunday and monday. 6:15. >> good morning. we start in the elkridge area. we picked up a crash. in the city, another at washington street. monument street is closed near patterson park. the road is buckled from the water main break. route 25 in shut down in both 137.tions betat route
some debris on route 36. it is shutdown in both directions. a live look outside. picking up in volume on the inner and outer loops near security boulevard. this is 95 north of 100 in howard county. everything is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. the cleanup continues in gulf coast states following hurricane isaac. they hope to have released enough rain water to save the dam. there were evacuations downstream. workers have completed a drainage ditch to divert more water.
the fire continues to burn it in california. more than 4,000 acres have been burned. 1000 visitors in that area were evacuated. hollywood is mourning the loss of actor michael clark duncan. he was often cast as a heavy. most knew him for his role in "the green mile." he died after complications of a heart attack. he was 54 years old. >> more than half a million mr. coffee brewers are being recalled. dozens of people have already
been burned. you can log on to see if your coffee maker has been affected. kids received an average of $3 per tooth under their palo this year. some received as much as $20 a pop. visa hopes to release an app. some are concerned it will encourage parents to try to outdo each other. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think is a fair going rate for the tooth fairy? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. apple is expected to show off another new item soon. a major player in holiday sales one-ups walmart with its own
label plan. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> toys "r" us offering free layaway. feey are waving a service s to try to lure shoppers early this year. a minimum of $50 total on of walmart. stocks did end higher on friday. ben bernanke said he would not rule out steps to boost the economy. the bloomberg maryland index was up. millions of workers have dropped out of the labor market. nearly one in five are still hard at work or looking for a job. that is the highest in nearly half a century. many younger americans are staying in school longer or
sitting on the sidelines until the economy gets better. release newiemay headphones. apple is expected to hold a big press event eight days from now. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> next thing, brain implants. 6:20. with less than a month ago in this season, the orioles are knocking on the door. is this the year? keith mills will have sports. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. speaking of winning.
route 25 is shutdown in both directions. some debris in harford county closing route 136 near route 24. a live look outside at the major roadways. this is the beltway along the west side. it is increasing in volume. this is 95 near 100 in howard county. north and southbound car moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. you can see a little bit of fog in the traffic cameras. most of the heavy rain is in pennsylvania. we cannot rule out a light rain shower. variable clouds and scattered thunderstorms will develop later this afternoon. some will produce locally heavy amounts of rain.
we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. now the man with the good news this morning. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good news indeed. the last time the orioles made the playoffs was 1997. also the last time they were 16 games over .500. they are now one game behind the yankees. joe saunders struggled in his first start but not yesterday. this is sensational by manny machado, the throat and the stretch from mark reynolds. he keeps his foot on the bag. in the fifth inning, the orioles gave him a cushion. that's course robert and dino. j.j. hardy rips one down the line into the corner. 3-0.
joe saunders left in the seventh inning with the bases loaded. the list i ella gets out of the jam -- luis ayala gets out of the jam. j.j. hardy adds some insurance. the orioles are one game out of first place. ravens looking to win their second straight afc north championship. they have an interesting blend of veterans and new playoffs. there are 15 rookies and second- year players. he says he has been impressed with the veterans who have helped his transition to the ravens' offensive line. >> we have good veterans on the team. i can learn from them.
they have it down pat. they have been midseason form since we started. they look good. i'm trying to catch up. >> sounds like barry white. [laughter] >> 75 degrees on tv hill. >> a stray bullet killed a baltimore county mother and police are asking for your help to find her killer. >> talk about changes to the democratic platform
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mid 70's. we have some light rain to contend with this morning. still some light rain showers are possible for the morning commute and some fog. scattered thunderstorms will read develop and produce heavy amounts of rain. the seven-day forecast is coming up in just a few minutes. >> a mother is shot and killed in northeast baltimore. >> police say she was not the intended target. kim dacey has more details. >> larelle amos was engaged to be married and worked for suntrust bank. police are asking for the public's help to find her killer. >> you took away somebody's daughter. that is number one. you took away somebody's daughter. and you took away somebody's mother. and me -- you took away my soul
mate. >> geron mills describes his fiance, larelle amos. the two were high school sweethearts. she was the mother of his son. a family party was ending and larelle had walked to the front yard of a home in the 5800 block of the alameda. shots were fired. one of them struck her in the chest, killing her. geron says the last words he heard from his fiance were, "call 911." according to witnesses, the shots came from down the street. >> detectives don't believe in any way that this young lady was the intended target of somebody'd malice. malice.ody's >> larelle's mother weeps for her, calling her a super and wonderful person. now larelle's son is left without a mother. her family hopes somebody will come forward to help police find the shooter to this senseless crime. >> unacceptable. we're not going to rest until this is completed and we have whoever it is or the bodies that's involved.
i want them to come forward. if somebody heard something or knew something, speak up. that is the right thing to do. >> he or she didni't hide themselves. so if you were man enough to do that, then let the police know what you did. just confess that, "i pulled the trigger and hit the wrong person." >> if you have any information, you can call metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the democratic national convention kicks off in just a few hours. delegates will adopt the official party platform which this year includes support for same-sex marriage. high jackson joins us live for the report. good morning -- hallie jackson.
>> it is getting a little bit busier on the floor. delegates will arrive to adopt a platform that as many gay- rights activists applauding. people lined up for a chance to spin the wheel and win some swag from this gay rights advocacy group. for john, it is about more than signing up new supporters for the human rights campaign. marriage equality is personal. he has been with his partner, steven, for 31 years. >> he's been looking at me for a long time. longer than me, probably. >> now for the first time, democratic delegates are expected to pass a platform supporting same-sex marriages. >> it is a difference in me feeling that i am a real person and not. >> but in north carolina, it is an uphill battle. voters approved a state ban on same-sex marriages one day before president obama announced his support for marriage equality in may. some religious groups are
gathering for prayer. >> it's clear that god does not approve that lifestyle. >> recent pools show that more -- recent polls show that more than half of americans do approve of same-sex marriage. >> i am hopeful that the president's support and the inclusion of marriage equality in the democratic platform will help us win these marriage initives this fall and in november. >> maryland is one of the states with the ballot initiative coming up this november. republicans are coming from a different perspective appeared their party platform calls for a change defining marriage as between a man and a woman. >> after delegates adopted a platform, what else can we expect to see tonight? >> for you guys, the big drop will be governor o'malley.
he is slated to kick off the prime time coverage. we'll hear the keynote from the san antonio mayor. michelle obama will speak. there's a lot of anticipation from delegates to hear her tonight. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the governor will speak before the democratic national convention. he had to clarify a comment of his that turned into a talking point. when asked if americans are better off today than when the president first in office, the governor flatly said and no. now he is explaining what he meant. >> we are clearly better off as a country because we are now creating jobs rather than losing them. we have not recover all that we lost in the bush recession. that is why we need to continue
to move forward. is there anybody that thinks we have recovered all that we lost in the bush recession? we're moving forward and creating jobs. unemployment is down. job creation is up. the positive movements would not happen without the president lost leadership. >> the governor made many appearances on the sunday talk shows. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we're starting to see some delays on the major roadways. in the elkridge area, we have a crash at green tree court. another in the city at washington street. monument street is closed near patterson park. route 25 near route 37 remains shut down in both directions for
some debris. some debris shutting down route 136 near route 24. this is the west side of the beltway north of security boulevard. it is starting to back down further down. this is 95 near 100 in howard county. things are moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is live at the baltimore rowing club. >> we're talking about the middle branch waterfront festival. we have one of the boats out there this morning. these are medical students that are part of the rowing club. we're talking about all the things they do. hoping to clean up the water. this event is happening on saturday.
it is a free event. all the proceeds go back to the middle school students. that event will be starting at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 6:30. there will be food and music and a chance to bet on the water to learn some rowing. the seven day forecast. we had a little rain this morning. we could see a few more thunderstorms this afternoon. friday may be one of the driest days of the week. more details coming up on the eve that. >> 6:37. a rare find in the animal kingdom. >> beautiful. we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think is a fair going rate for the tooth fairy? it was a quarter when i was a
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. three double shootings in baltimore overnight have claimed the lives of the least two people. one person was killed in a double shooting. another person was killed three hours earlier on boone street. there was another double shooting. no word on the condition of those people. police are investigating a possible kidnapping in glen bernie. it happened around 10:30 last night. there are reports of gunfire and injuries.
we'll continue to cover that. some residents got quite a scare last night after they were forced to evacuate their homes because of a suspicious smell. some identified chemicals were found in the basement of a home. officials are trying to determine what the chemicals were. no one was hurt. two homes nearby were evacuated as a safety precaution. >> anemia is a hidden disease in many women. how do you know you are anemic? there are multiple causes but three major reasons why somebody would be anemic. >> they are not making enough red blood cells or they don't
live long enough for some reason and they are destroying them or they have some kind of low life of life span. >> the treatment could be as simple as iron supplements. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. normal delays developing around the area. howard county in the elkridge area, we have a crash at green tree court. another in the city at washington street. monument street is closed near patterson park. in the upperco area, route 25 has been shut down near route 137 for some debris in the road. route 136 near route 24, some
more debris. we are seeing some delays on the west side. you can see some delays developing. it is down to baltimore national pike. this is the topside of the beltway. you can see it is sluggish down to providence road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava has some information on a great festival. >> you can see some of the youngest members of the baltimore rowionng club. they are getting very excited. how long have you been rowing? >> since i was in the seventh grade. >> i understand you play a lot of sports.
>> i like being on the water. >> it is beautiful this morning. >> i like going fast. >> your help in on a team and controlling the boat -- you are helping on the team and controlling the boats. >> we have to recruit hard because kids do not know about rowing. we're delighted to have them and we want them to go to college on rowing and academic scholarships. >> the festival is benefiting these students an appreciating this resource. >> we are lagging behind many of the competitive cities.
we're losing to them in clean water. that is what this festival is promoting. we want to swim and fish by 2020. >> come out this saturday. there will be food and music and you get to see some rowing. it is such a beautiful sight but there is trash in the water. >> it can be done. pittsburgh and cleveland turned around their waterfront. thank you. it is great to see the kids out on the water. we had some big thunderstorms yesterday evening. things have settled down this morning. the heaviest rain is north and east of us. we have some little showers on hd doppler. you might see some of that.
the big thunderstorms are gone. a tremendous amount of moisture in the atmosphere. the dew points are in the low to mid 70's. there will be hit and miss thunderstorms. you can pick up an inch of rain. 75 degrees at the airport. a quick stop in the tropics. this is a tropical storm leslie. we talked about this storm yesterday. a lot of the computer models take a close to the east coast of the united states. we will watch the track of leslie over the next seven to 10 days. a chance for showers this morning. scattered showers this afternoon. high temperatures between 81 and 86. same setup on wednesday. 50% chance for showers.
highs in the mid 80's. it will be warm and kind of humid but mostly dry. another system comes in saturday night with more scattered showers and thunderstorms. >> new details into a tragic shooting their claims the life of a woman. kim dacey is doing double duty and has that story. >> 22-year-old larelle amos was engaged to be married, has a 1- year-old son with her fiance, and worked at suntrust bank. police say she was not the intended target of that shooting that killed her. she was leaving a family party around 2:00 sunday morning. she was in the front yard of a home in the 5800 block of the alameda when shots rang out. one struck her in the chest. according to witnesses, the
shots came from down the street in the 5700 block of he alameda. police are calling this a senseless death. they and larelle's family are asking for the public's help to track down whoever did this. if you have any information, you can contact metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 75 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
b? >> pretty typical commute. a couple of problem spots in the city. a crash at washington street. monument street is closed near patterson park. in the upperco area, he grew 25 remains shut down in both directions. in harford county, some debris blocking the road at route 24. a live look at the major roadways. the outer loop is starting to see some delays. big delays of the topside. >> and, tony? >> a little bit of light rain to start the day. it will be warm and muggy. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25.